Toned, Good-looking Arms Are Within Reach

Do you have a noticeable amount of loose excess skin and excess fat hanging from your upper arms? This is a surprisingly common issue. If you are looking for a way to restore the appearance of your upper arms, an arm lift may be the best option for you. At The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts, we offer arm lifts and arm tightening to make you proud to show off your upper arms. 

Why Do My Upper Arms Sag?

Aging causes sagging of the skin around your arms. Over time, there is a decrease in the production of structural proteins like collagen and elastin, which provide elasticity and firmness to your skin. Significant weight loss may also be a factor in unsightly arm appearance. Sometimes, even with exercise and weight loss, pockets of excess stubborn fat remain on the upper arms.

Your Arm Lift Consultation

The process begins with a consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons. An assessment of medications or supplements you are currently taking and your overall health is made, along with a discussion of your specific goals.

You may be asked to stop smoking and avoid certain medications in order to maximize healing and decrease the risk of bleeding during or after surgery. Your surgeon may also ask you to start a high-protein diet, since protein speeds up the healing process after surgery.

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What Is The Arm Lift Procedure Like?

An arm lift is typically performed on an outpatient basis and as a result, you will most likely not need to stay overnight. On the day of the procedure, you may be given either a local anesthetic with sedation or a general anesthetic. You and your doctor will decide together which form of anesthesia is best suited for you. The surgeon will make an incision on your arm somewhere between the elbow and the armpit. 

The exact length and extent of the incision depend on the amount of excess skin you have to be removed. For some patients, only a minimal-incision arm lift is needed, and the incision is made only in the region where the upper arm and armpit meet. With patients who have larger amounts of loose skin, incisions can be made from the side of the chest to the elbow. Excess skin and fat are then carefully removed. Finally, your skin is redraped and the incisions are carefully and precisely closed with sutures.

How Long Is the Arm-Lift Recovery Period?

Brachioplasty is performed on an outpatient basis and takes about two hours to complete. After a brief period of rest, you can go home the same day. You can also go back to light desk work within a couple of days.

Resting your arms on pillows and refraining from lifting heavy objects during your recovery is strongly recommended. Many patients temporarily wear a supportive post-surgical elastic garment in order to minimize bruising or swelling in the area.

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Schedule An Arm Lift Consultation Today

If you want to feel more comfortable and proud of your arms, schedule a consultation with one of our excellent surgeons at The Spiegel Center today. Together, you and your physician can discuss your aesthetic goals and find a perfect solution. At The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts, we are dedicated to providing you with natural-looking results that satisfy your aesthetic needs.

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